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Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
A photograph is usually looked at -- seldom looked into.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.